Monday, December 31, 2007

daily painting 123107

A Rooster
2.5 x 3.5
Available on Ebay

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Daily Painting 122907

I hope everyone had a nice holiday. I did!
It's good to be back to painting though...

2.5 x 3.5 inches

Monday, December 10, 2007

Daily Painting 121007

2 Roosters
2.5 x 3.5 inches

EDM 146 Draw your favorite food

Everyday matters challenge 146 is draw your favorite food.

I have had a relationship with this food for DECADES. I would hardly call it a favorite. More like an addiction, or an obsession. Yes, complete with withdrawals and late night trips to the neighbors in extreme emergencies. When scrambling, ransacking the pantry to find any bag or box to make doesn't come up with the nightly fix. I LOVE POPCORN.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

EDM 147 Draw something made of wood

Everyday Matters Challenge 147 is draw or paint something made of wood.
This is my favorite cow drawn with markers. It is a wooden cow on wheels and probably the first in my collection. I purchased it from an artist friend, many many years ago. Stuart Burton. He had a frame shop in San Diego.

Daily Painting 120907

3 roosters
2.5 x 3.5 inches

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Daily Painting 120807

Mixed Media
2.5 x 3.5 inches
Available on Ebay

Every Day Matters - Draw something soothing

EDM Challenge 148 is Draw or paint something soothing.

"This is silly, but soothing to me. From my computer monitor I can "talk" to friends and family, read, play games, look at pictures, listen to music, and sell things. Buy things, create things, learn things and explore. I like it."

Friday, December 07, 2007

Daily Painting 120707

Gouache with pen and ink
2.5 x 3.5 inches

The 7 Gods of Happiness

When I visited my friend, Eileen in Arizona this summer, I was fascinated by her beautiful OLD set of "The Seven Gods of Happiness" that her dad gave her. They came in a beautiful wooden box and I liked everything about them. I sketched them and posted them on my blog here.

About a month ago she sent me this little gift and I became obsessed with them again.

I would like to do a paper mache of the only woman in the group.
She is the goddess of music, fine art, eloquence and literature. There are certain elements she is usually depicted with. These are: a mandolin, a jade, and a snake. These are my first sketches of what my goddess will look like.

These are my new sketches, showing the goddess with a paint brush, the mandolin at her side, wearing a robe (that resembles my own robe) a jade hanging from her neck and standing on the snake.

The graphic on the left is her back view.

The circle to the right is my pretend Japanese signature.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Daily Painting 120607

Gouache, pen and ink on mat board
3.5 x 2.5 inches
A cow artist.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Daily Painting 120407

Rooster aceo in gouache.
3.5 x 2.5

Monday, December 03, 2007

Daily Painting 120307

Mixed Media
2.5 x 3.5 inches

Sunday, December 02, 2007